Animal Crackers: ALLSTAR GROOVES

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Wednesday, July 25th

'ALLSTAR GROOVES': Featuring Matt Marshak, Brian Simpson & Jackiem Joyner





About: Matt Marshak


Matt Marshak - A New York guitarist, brings a unique, one of a kind, handcrafted style of guitar playing. A truly eclectic blend of jazz, urban groove, pop, funk, R&B, world beat, and much more. His style and sound have led him across the globe performing at some of the worlds biggest jazz festivals. The Dubai International Jazz Festival, Panama City's Seabreeze Jazz Festival, The Berk's Jazz Festival, Mallorca Spain's Jazz Festival, Wisconsin's Jazz on the Vine, and many many more. He has performed on the same festival bills with legends such as Santana, Larry Carlton, George Benson, David Sanborn, Fourplay, just to name a few. Marshak has also headlined and performed with artists such as Alex Bugnon, Nick Colionne, and Four 80 East. 

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About: Brian Simpson 


Brian Simpson - is not only a talented keyboardist, he also is a music composer as well as a producer. Inspired keyboardist, composer, prolific studio musician and producer Brian Simpson is a master of all he purveys. His expressive playing, sophisticated harmonics, bluesy overtones, and R&B soulful approach to music made him first call for many, including Janet Jackson, Teena Marie, GeorgeDuke, Stanley Clarke and Dave Koz just to name a few.

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About: Jackiem Joyner 


Jackiem Joyner - Delivering on his promise to “Evolve,” the title of Jackiem Joyner’s last soul-jazz album, the saxophonist became a father since his 2014 release, an elation-inducing experience that informs the music he wrote and produced for his new Artistry Music set, “Main Street Beat,” due June 30. The first single from the funky, dance-inspiring, Motown-influenced session that will be shipped to radio this month is the exultant “Trinity,” named for Joyner’s first child whose presence on the track is voiced by Steve Oliver’s incandescent acoustic guitar.

Joyner approached crafting “Main Street Beat” with a three-pronged purpose. “I wanted to create something upbeat, fun to listen to and something to dance to. ‘Main Street Beat’ originally started off as a straight funk record that eventually became some of that, but a whole lot more as I allowed the creative process to have its way with me,” said Joyner, a Billboard chart-topper who plays tenor, alto, soprano and baritone saxophone on the date, often enriching the tracks by laying layer upon layer of horns to form a powerhouse sax section. 

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